This is a community fish tank, no live plants, its filtered by a Eihem Ecco system.
Read as much as you can about fish and their habitats, starting with the internet it has endless info. You will be surprised of how much you didn't know.
None, Tahitian Moon sand in tank as substrate.
Shake & Bake
Im in the military stationed in Japan. Have had a fish tank since i was 10.
When you see signs of stress in your fish, you can then take steps to identify the source of that stress and then to resolve it before it becomes a major issue.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try.
If your fish is suffering, you may want to consider euthanasia as an option to humanely end his pain.